7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know Were Stressing You Out

You’ve tried all the popular remedies for stress, but you’re still jittery and tense. Perhaps there are some things causing you stress you didn’t even know about. Here are some surprising factors to consider:

Noise: Exposing yourself to loud noises can wear on you because it activates your flight-or-flight response, triggering higher adrenaline and blood pressure, says author A.J. Jacobs in his book “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest For Bodily Perfection.” Jacobs cites a study that compared kids at a public school who studied in quiet settings versus those who were in classrooms that heard a train go by every five minutes. Those in the quiet setting were

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